Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Social Work And Social Administration

COURSE CODE: SWS 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course has been designed to lay the foundation for the entire BA (SWSA) programme. It is aimed at enabling students to acquire an understanding of the nature of Social Work, practice, its purposes and concerns, key concepts, its knowledge base and skills of social works helping behaviour all of which constitute the identity of social work as a helping profession. This course will also help a student make sense of and see the relevance and applications of knowledge from other social science disciplines to social work.

COURSE AIM
This course intends to lay a foundation for the entire bachelor of social work and social administration program which is designed to respond to the current contemporary demands of society.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • To demonstrate an understanding of introduction to social work, its key characteristics and implications for social work practice
  • To stimulate values, ethics, skills and knowledge for social work practice in the cultural and socio economic domains
  • To examine the implications of social & community as bases for social work practice in Africa
  • Grasped the essence of social work
  • Got some understanding of the concepts relevant to the dynamics of the problems and social institutions handled by social workers; the processes,
  • broad techniques and skills of helping
  • Appreciated the role of/ potential contribution of social work in the resolution of societal problems
  • Grasped the appropriate professional behaviour and attitudes appropriate for practice.